Dr. Julie Hasson is a professor in School Administration at Appalachian State University. A former teacher and principal, she now teaches graduate courses in school leadership and conducts qualitative research in schools. Julie’s research on long term teacher impact is the foundation of her books, professional development programs, and TEDx Talk. Her book, Safe, Seen, and Stretched in the Classroom: The Remarkable Ways Teachers Shape Students’ Lives, was published in 2022. Her latest book, Pause, Ponder, and Persist in the Classroom: How Teachers Turn Challenges into Opportunities for Impact, was released in June 2023. Julie is the founder of the Chalk and Chances project, a vehicle for celebrating and elevating the teaching profession, and she is also the co-host of the Lessons That Last podcast.